Endocrinology Fellowship Training- Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

The Divisions of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Harbor UCLA Medical Center (H-1) and City of Hope National Medical Center (H-2) offer two different postdoctoral training programs. The first is a 2 year clinical program for MDs (Clinical track-HUMC, Clinical track-COH)) designed for those MDs who plan to concentrate their efforts in the practice of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.  The second is a 3 year research and clinical training program for MDs (Academic track) who intend to pursue a career in academic medicine. The later program is designed specifically to develop high level investigative skills essential for individuals wishing to pursue an investigative career.  For the MDs with appropriate prior specialty training in Internal Medicine or Pediatrics, both programs provide comprehensive clinical training required for eligibility for the board examination in Endocrinology and Metabolism in either Medicine or Pediatrics. When a trainee is not board eligible in Medicine, Pediatrics or other clinical area before beginning Endocrine training, the Endocrine training may or may not be given “credit” towards Endocrine boards. It is the trainee’s responsibility to negotiate these issues with the American Board of Subspecialties.

TRAINEE ASSIGNMENT
Based on research interests and NRMP matching, Endocrinology Fellows will  match to either the Harbor-UCLA or City of Hope site where they will receive the majority of their training. All trainees will be assigned clinical rotations at  both institutions. This type of curriculum will expose Fellows to a wider range of endocrine disciplines. Upon completion of the program, endocrine Fellows are expected to be fully trained in the treatment and management of endocrinology-related diseases and disorders.

RESEARCH TRAINEE PREREQUISITES
MD candidates can be considered at any stage of their postdoctoral training, but preference will be given to those who have completed a residency in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Urology or other related specialties. The program is also well suited for postdoctoral training for candidates with PhD degrees at any time after completion of their degree. All MD trainees who have completed 3 years of residency training in the US must possess a California license to practice medicine in order to do clinical training.

SUPPORT
The two year clinical program for internists (Clinical track) is supported by hospital funds.The combined research/clinical training program (Research and Academic tracks) is supported by USPHS National Research Service Award funds in the form of an NIH institutional postdoctoral training grant and/or individual faculty research grants. USPHS trainees must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens. J-1, H-1 or F-1 visa status is not acceptable.

All endocrinology Internal Medicine applicants are through ERAS. Please go to the ERAS web site for the application process. Pediatric Endocrinology & PhD applicants, please request an application at humcendocrine@labiomed.org

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